Solid Waste & Recycling


One-day waste to energy workshop

The Canadian Urban Institute is presenting as part of the Urban Leadership Series:

The Canadian Urban Institute is presenting as part of the Urban Leadership Series:

“Charting an Energy from Waste Future: Producing Clean Power from Municipal Biomass”

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

7:30 am to 11:00 am

The Sutton Place Hotel, 33rd Floor, 955 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario


Ottawa, York and Durham Regions, Hamilton and Niagara Regions, and Dundalk are among the municipal governments across Ontario looking to reduce the municipal solid waste destined for landfills, while producing much needed clean power. Municipal biomass — the organic materials found in municipal waste, industrial waste, and municipal wastewater systems — can be converted to useful energy through combustion, gasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. Coupled with the latest treatment methods, energy from municipal biomass can reduce the harmful effects on the environment and limit the impact on the local community. But is all this too good to be true? Are recent technological advances the breakthrough communities have been looking for?

Hear from leading system developers, and international and local experts on what these developments mean for you.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

MODERATORS: Linda Bertoldi, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP and Michael Shadbolt, Partner, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

PANELISTS: Magnus Schnning, First Secretary, Press and Cultural Affairs, Embassy of Sweden, Ottawa

Andrew Campbell, Director, Solid Waste Management Branch, York Region

Janine Ralph, Senior Environmental Planner, MacViro Consultants Inc.

Rod Bryden, President and CEO, Plasco Energy Group Inc.

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